Nursing needs researchers to advance the boundaries of nursing science in today's complex, collaborative, and technology-rich health care field. The Catholic University of America's online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing gives you the research skills to create, implement, and evaluate strategies to achieve optimal care for all. Graduates will gain the skills necessary to advance the body of nursing knowledge and improve health care as nurse scientists and nurse scholars.
This research-intensive program focuses on the clinical aspects of nursing to develop the next generation of nurse researchers. The PhD coursework focuses on live situations and clinical practice, emphasizing the skills needed to function at the highest levels of nursing research.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Catholic University of America is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.2 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- An RN and advanced practice license, if applicable
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